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{\rtf1\ansi {\colortbl;\red0\green0\blue0;\red0\green0\blue255;\red0\green255\blue255;\red0\green255\blue0;\red255\green0\blue255;\red255\green0\blue0;\red255\green255\blue0;\red255\green255\blue255;}{\fonttbl{\f0\froman\cpg0\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f1\froman\cpg1252\fcharset0 Times New Roman;}{\f2\froman\cpg1251\fcharset204 Times New Roman;}{\f3\froman\cpg1250\fcharset238 Times New Roman;}{\f4\froman\cpg1257\fcharset186 Times New Roman;}{\f5\froman\cpg1254\fcharset162 Times New Roman;}{\f6\froman\cpg1253\fcharset161 Times New Roman;}{\f7\froman\cpg1255\fcharset177 Times New Roman;}}{\stylesheet {\sbasedon222\f1\fs20 Normal;}}\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl2183\margr4448\margt1440\margb720 \sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn3367\margrsxn4470\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols2\colno1\colw3233\colsr896\colno2\colw720 \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw1\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 THE VAKATAKAS : THE H.ONAS}\par \column \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi0\ri0\sb7\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw0\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 279}\par \sect\sectd \sbknone\pgwsxn12240\pghsxn15840\marglsxn2183\margrsxn4448\margtsxn1440\margbsxn720\cols1\colsx60 \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li4\fi0\ri18\sb220\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 lowed several other kings until we come to the reign of \expndtw3 Haiiscna Vakataka about the close of the fifth century \expndtw-1 A.D. He is represented to have made extensive conquests \expndtw2 in Kuntala, Avanti (Malwa), Kalinga (the country bet\-\expndtw1 ween the Mahanadl and the Godavari), Kosala (Maha-\expndtw9 Kosala or eastern C.P.), Trikuta (perhaps Konkan), \expndtw2 Lata (southern Gujarat), and Andhra (lying between the \expndtw4 Godavari and the Krisna). If these claims have any \expndtw6 substance, Harisena Vakataka carried his arms right \expndtw2 across the centre of India from the western coast to the \expndtw9 eastern Ghats. But it does not appear probable that \expndtw5 these campaigns led to any permanent results. The \expndtw9 Vakataka power was ultimately shattered some time \expndtw3 in the second quarter of the sixth century A.D. by the Kalacuris of the South.}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li868\fi1390\ri950\sb162\sa0\sl-335\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\scaps\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw7\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs23 section \scaps0 C \expndtw-8 THE HONAS AND YA$ODHARMAN}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li14\fi0\ri0\sb108\sa0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i\cf1\charscalex86\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs25 Huna movements}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\ql\li0\fi166\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-198\slmult0 \f1\fs20\pvpara\phcol\posnegx25\posnegy3650\absw1519\absh-407\dfrmtxtx40\dfrmtxty58 {\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw3\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs21 Attack   on  the \expndtw-4 Guptas}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qj\li14\fi0\ri14\sb112\sa0\sl-241\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw6\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 The Hiung-nu or the Hunas of Sanskrit literature \expndtw16 and inscriptions first come into view about 165 \expndtw2 B.C., when they defeated the Yueh-chi and compelled \expndtw8 them to quit their lands in North-western China. In \expndtw-2 course of time the Hunas also moved westwards in search \expndtw7 of \super e\nosupersub fresh fields and pastures new'. One branch pro\-\expndtw2 ceeded towards the Oxus valley, and became known as the Ye-tha-i-li or Ephthalitcs (White Huns of Roman \expndtw3 writers). The other section gradually reached Europe, \expndtw2 where they earned undying notoriety for their savage \expndtw3 cruelties. From the Oxus the Hunas turned towards the \expndtw10 south about the second decade of the fifth century \expndtw15 A.D., and, crossing Afghanistan and the north\-\expndtw10 western passes, eventually entered India. As shown \expndtw8 in the last chapter, they attacked the}\par \pard \plain \cbpat8\qr\li1382\fi0\ri0\sb0\sa0\sl-248\slmult0 \f1\fs20{\b0\i0\cf1\charscalex100\expndtw2\f1\cchs0\lang1033\fs24 western parts of the Gupta dominions \expndtw9 prior to 458 A.D.,   but were hurled}\par }